We booked a deluxe room, which was quite spacious and clean. The concierge and other hotel staff were very polite, friendly and helpful too. The hotel is located right next to an upscale karaoke place if you ever needed some singing practices, and there's a small convenient store nearby.
It's a bit far from the heart of Malang. We previously stayed at a guest house near the Cathedral in Ijen street, where there are so many great restaurants and cafes within walking distance. It's a bit of a struggle to find food near Savana Hotel. There's a Chinese food place next to the hotel, but the food is just okay. Not so good compared to other Chinese food restaurants we've been to in Malang. The Chinese food across the street from the hotel is also not recommended because it's smelly and not so clean. If you're willing to walk just a bit further from Santika Hotel, you will find Gang Djangkrik, a well-known Chinese restaurant which serves pork and other variety of Chinese food. There's also Pizza Hut, Bakso Cak Man (meatball soup) and Hot Cwi Mie (noodles), but it's quite a far walk. The nearest decent food place is Simpang Luwe, a sort of food court which is located about five minutes walk from the hotel (turn left after you exit the hotel). Not that the food at the hotel is bad. It's good! The Western food is actually very good, especially the rosti. However, it's not available until after 6 pm, the time when their rooftop restaurant is open. The buffet breakfast at the hotel is also quite good.
There's a small indoor pool, which is perfect for children to really enjoy their stay. The hotel also provides free WiFi, but unfortunately the internet connection was very slow.
The only problem we encountered during our stay was the renovation. The hotel was very noisy and dusty that my husband had to ask to be moved to a quieter place TWICE. The hotel staff was being incredibly helpful, though. They responded very quickly.
Overall, it's a great place to stay. Just make sure there's no renovation going on during your stay ;-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Savana Hotel & Convention is a four-star luxury hotel located in the heart of Malang. It is just 30 minutes away by car from Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport (MLG). Providing you a variety of splendid rooms, gourmet dining, entertainment facilities, banquet and meeting services, spa and fitness center. Making it an ideal setting for leisure, business, and weddings. Guests can choose from 161 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as sauna room, indoor pool, fitness center, massage, sauna to make your stay truly unforgettable. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Savana Hotel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Malang. The restaurant serves a variety of local, Western and Chinese dishes. ... more less
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